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  1. pch

    pch 7+ Year Member

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    Week 8 post 4
    Ecology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/rewilding/
    MIP: Rewilding= missing + ethical justice for animals, humans and nature

    War: https://aeon.co/ideas/the-us-has-spent-a-lot-of-money-in-afghanistan-how-wisely
    MIP: Afghanistan political future= bleak and challenged. US= caused volatile economy + problems for future

    Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/opinion/venezuelas-currency-madness.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: The discontinuation of the $100 bills in Venezuela= bad + bizarre politics

    Philosophy: https://philosophynow.org/issues/77/La_Vie_DEnnui
    MIP: Boredom= enjoyable and a mindset that is key to achievements

    Education: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...ac61c0ef74d_story.html?utm_term=.c237fcc2135f
    MIP: Redrawing school boundary lines= a challenge + racial and economic division
     
  2. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 8 Post 4

    Population Health: https://aeon.co/essays/sugar-is-a-toxic-agent-that-creates-conditions-for-disease
    MIP: obesity+diabetes=misunderstood+no restraint; sugar=critical role

    History: https://aeon.co/ideas/the-syrian-seed-bank-that-keeps-going-despite-the-war
    MIP: seeds=safe despite war=employees didnt flee

    Education: https://aeon.co/essays/can-students-who-are-constantly-on-their-devices-actually-learn
    MIP: Technology=impair learning in classroom

    History:https://aeon.co/ideas/how-refugees-have-the-power-to-change-the-society-they-join
    MIP: refugees= powerful+increase stress on resources+assist against enemy (ex:Spanish refugees)

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/novel-conformity/
    MIP: success= High book sales; popular author mess up=OK
     
  3. keets28

    keets28

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    Education: https://aeon.co/essays/can-students-who-are-constantly-on-their-devices-actually-learn
    Students can't resist their phones + distracted -> hinders learning

    Literature: https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-lost-art-of-lying-down
    We think differently when lying down

    Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/rewilding/
    We should rewild

    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/morandi/
    Italy is special. Morandi's art is unique.

    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/tyranny-art-history/
    Modern art is narrow/ not historical
     
  4. Avgusta

    Avgusta

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    SC22

    1 - Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/baby-hitler/

    MI: The illumination of one dictator does not change the course of history.

    2- Phylosophy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/great-philosophy/

    MI: Great philosophy can be not only obscure but also can be clear for understanding without interpretation.

    3 – Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/human-subjects/

    MI: The usage of humans in clinical trials is unethical.

    4 – Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/american-art/

    MI: The American Art has acquired a new broader meaning nowadays.

    5 – Linguistics: https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2...-most-human/mPyOlDnjSczKGuwCV1XgJI/story.html

    MI: Slang has taken the important place in nowadays linguistic research.
     
  5. Avgusta

    Avgusta

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    6- Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/ethical-parenting/

    MI: Parenthood is a state in which it’s impossible to be moral.

    7- Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/bioethics/

    MI: A truly ethical bioethics should not shut down research based on unclear moral principles.

    8 – Education: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/academic-writing/

    MI: Using clear language in academic writing will be beneficial for researchers and their audience.

    9-Phylosophy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/luxury/

    MI: Due to lots of reason (desire to posses nice things, to impress others, et al.) people buy lots of non-utilitarian goods.

    10 – Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/mass-psychogenic-illness/

    MI: Many factors can cause Mass Psychogenic Illness among normal healthy people. And spreading of MPI is much more easier nowadays because of our modern communication (mobile phones, Twitter , Facebook et al.)
     
  6. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

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    Apr 2, 2009
    Week 13 post 1:
    1. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/television-stress/
    MIP: Stress = more harmful than before + seeing strangers
    2. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/was-barack-obama-bad-for-democrats.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Economic Recovery is not enough + democrats backing out.
    3. International Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/stoking-tensions-with-china.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trumps looking to burn bridges with China and Taiwan and other Asian Countries
    4. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/an-alliance-to-worry-the-west.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Turkey Allied with Russia vs. United States and NATO
    5. Society: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/opinion/north-carolina-doubles-down-on-bigotry.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: North Carolina to discriminate against Transgenders
     
  7. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

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    Week 8 Post
    Health: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/health/cancer-trials-immunotherapy.html
    MI: minorities less represented in cancer trials: less edu + $$ = need to educate them

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-rudeness-at-work-is-contagious-and-difficult-to-stop
    MI: Rudeness common at work = unconscious + automatic

    Economy: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...cing-poverty-in-kenya/?utm_term=.29c6505e4c2d
    MI: Kenyan gov use mobile banking = improve econ + reduce poverty

    Science: http://www.nytimes.com/section/scie...MiniNav&contentCollection=Science&WT.nav=page
    MI: Inuit withstand cold temp = ancestral gene variant increase body fat

    Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/16/opinion/dear-america-why-did-you-let-us-down.html
    MI: Au = U.S failed Aussies in democratic deals + values b/c Trump’s win
     
  8. pch

    pch 7+ Year Member

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    Mar 4, 2010
    Week 8 post 5

    Health: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/television-stress/
    MIP: Stress= contagious and bad for health

    Politics: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-refugees-...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-dea3bdfe0e-69400049
    MIP: Refugees= problem + unsettle political communities

    Language: https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2...-most-human/mPyOlDnjSczKGuwCV1XgJI/story.html
    MIP: Slang= old + raw profanity

    Business: http://time.com/4421644/ceo-pay-performance/
    MIP: CEO pay= incentive pay + cause underperformance

    Law: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-wallwork-antiquities-law-downside-20140407-story.html
    MIP: Cultural laws= reduce incentive for architectural and antique discovery. Countries should drop these laws
     
  9. rbharucha

    rbharucha 5+ Year Member

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    Aug 25, 2011
    1. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/novel-conformity/

    MIP: 1. Rich author = incorrect 2. High sales = achievement

    2. Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21712136-which-country-improved-most-2016-our-country-year

    MIP: award → Colombia = incomplete peace deal

    3. Health: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/television-stress/

    MIP: 1. Stress characteristics 2. Stress = bad 3. Empathetic stress = bad

    4. Government: http://www.economist.com/news/leade...ts-year-they-should-not-feel-defeated-so-much

    MIP: 1. 2016 = setback 2. West = needs improvement

    5. Environment: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/rewilding/

    MIP: 1. Mixed community = human + animal 2. Rewilding = moral responsibility
     
  10. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 8 Post 5

    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/tyranny-art-history/
    MIP: Art history=dead+vague; TheKeeper=beyond art history

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/moral-character-is-the-foundation-of-a-sense-of-personal-identity
    MIP: Mind=/= body

    Travel: https://aeon.co/essays/the-language-of-the-cockpit-is-technical-obscure-and-irresistibly-romantic
    MIP: Aeroese=universal+precise+romantic (Tone:Author loves flying)

    Art:https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/morandi/
    MIP: Italy=evoke quality of light=Morandi's Art (Author:positive toward Morandi)

    Psych: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/television-stress/
    MIP: empathetic stress=contagious=loved>strangers+ harm>good.
     
  11. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

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    Week 8 Post
    Education: https://aeon.co/essays/how-school-grooms-african-americans-for-the-underclass
    MI: African Americans held back in public school = lack resources,$, crime areas

    Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/us/politics/obama-trump-turf-war-transition-israel.html
    MI: Au = Trump hasn’t taken office yet, needs to cool it

    Science: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-from-toxic-cow-burps/?utm_term=.f6f14af885a8
    MI: Cows release methane = enviro prob; need to change diet

    Religion: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/humanizing-jesus.html
    MI: Study Jesus’s life = humanized + focus on relations and reconcile

    Society: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-refugees-have-the-power-to-change-the-society-they-join
    MI: Refugee vital for society they join = challenge authority + reminder of violence
     
  12. keets28

    keets28

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    History: https://aeon.co/ideas/from-the-king-s-touch-to-the-princess-hug-on-magical-royalty
    Tradition of annointing/royatouch had a healing power belief

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/bragging-rights-when-beating-your-own-drum-helps-or-hurts
    Bragging and better-than-others thinking --> is beneficial and harmful

    Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/television-stress/
    Stress can be caused indirectly

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/why-are-dreams-such-potent-vehicles-for-the-supernatural
    Many religions arose from dreams

    Psychology:https://aeon.co/essays/how-the-old-and-the-new-make-the-mind-ebb-and-flow
    We understand info by 2 ways: top bottom and bottom up. Top down is based on prior experience + efficient.
     
  13. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

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    Week 13 post 2:
    1. History: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/historical-women/
    MIP: Women history = Voiceless + something must be done about it.
    2. Politics: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/world-war-three-by-mistake
    MIP: Probabilities of a mistaken call of war.
    3. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/mr-trump-flirts-with-an-arms-race.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump = Nuclear arms race with other powerful countries
    4. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/red-state-hope-for-democratic-blues.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Bullocks stood and will be strong against Trumps ridiculous policies
    5. Religion: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/humanizing-jesus.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Jesus on earth as an example to follow = seeking loving relationship and reconciliation with God through His sacrifice.
     
  14. dim17

    dim17

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    13.1

    Culture
    https://aeon.co/essays/these-are-my-two-baltimores-black-and-white
    MIP: “Those events”= segregated

    Philosophy
    https://aeon.co/ideas/can-liberal-values-be-absolute-or-is-that-a-contradiction
    MIP: unusual to defend lib with nationalism + lib values= rise from future gaze

    Psychology
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/television-stress/
    MIP: stress = contagious= ES (ex: study)

    Ethics
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/rewilding/
    MIP: rewilding=moral responsibility

    History
    https://www.theguardian.com/comment...o-contact-outside-world-last-ricardo-stuckert
    MIP: RS pics reminded au of Nomole
     
  15. Izzynn

    Izzynn 2+ Year Member

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    Week 4 Post 2-
    6. Culture: http://www.theatlantic.com/business...car-in-american-life/476346/?utm_source=atlfb
    MIP: Driving cars is energy inefficient + kills more people than airplanes.

    7. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/o...contentCollection=Opinion&pgtype=article&_r=0
    MIP: Senate Republicans unfairly rejected Supreme Court nominee + Trump must consider centrist nominee.

    8. Religion: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/o...lick&contentCollection=Opinion&pgtype=article
    MIP: Spiritual experiences exist in abscence of religion + God's love= baby Christ

    9. Business: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/b...&gwh=1F72448BA6D51D8E16DD05C451259ACD&gwt=pay
    MIP: Costs and benefits of private investment in public infrastructure.

    10. Film: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/a...-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well
    MIP: More rounded female characters in Sherlock tv series.
     
  16. rbharucha

    rbharucha 5+ Year Member

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    1. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/tyranny-art-history/

    MIP: 1. NM artists 2. Art hx = holistic + imaginative

    2. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/morandi/

    MIP: GM art = unique

    3. History: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/historical-women/

    MIP: 1. Some females = remembered 2. Women = important + need hearing

    4. Technology: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-the-dearly-departed-could-come-back-to-life-digitally

    MIP: 1. Living + dead = simulation 2. Simulation = unique experience

    5. Health: https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-lost-art-of-lying-down

    MIP: 1. Lying down = many functions 2. Lying down = threatened → technology
     
  17. Izzynn

    Izzynn 2+ Year Member

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    Week 4 Post 3-
    11. Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/there-s-no-emotion-we-ought-to-think-harder-about-than-anger
    MIP: Anger payback not reasonable + must have foreword thinking.

    12. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/opinion/stalins-lengthening-shadow.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Polish people embracing "Stalinism" ideals despite rejecting this in the past.

    13. Music: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/s...pan-region&WT.nav=c-column-middle-span-region
    MIP: Chemical treatments and hemicellulose make the best sounding violins.

    14. Economy: http://www.economist.com/news/business-and-finance/21712491-troubled-bank-bows-inevitable
    MIP: Italian bank needs bailout from state.

    15. Business: http://www.economist.com/news/busin...aths-inside-stores-new-industry-has-sprung-up
    MIP: Shops track shoppers using steps taken in stores + wifi from cell phones.
     
  18. dim17

    dim17

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    13.2

    Education
    http://nautil.us/issue/12/feedback/colleges-want-students-with-character-but-cant-measure-it
    MIP: testing = not class neutral + reflect disparities

    Archeology
    http://nautil.us/issue/40/learning/the-modern-mind-may-be-100000-years-old
    MIP: Au: only a few signs would appear at early site= wrong

    Culture
    https://aeon.co/essays/china-s-generation-gap-has-never-yawned-wider
    MIP: au: Chinese youth= sheltered

    Society
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...d-town-babcock-ranch-environmentalist-panther
    MIP: BR at center of FL growth

    Culture
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/22/why-time-management-is-ruining-our-lives
    MIP: MM solution to email= IZ ; Personal productivity on rise
     
  19. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

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    Week 13 post 3:
    1. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/issues-with-orwell/
    MIP: Orwell = language euphemism = problem
    2. Religion: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/o...of-religious-experience.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: God may seem to be in every religion
    3. Religion: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/opinion/goose-a-hanukkah-tradition.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Hanukkah = Feast on Goose but becoming expensive and hard to find --> chicken or duck = still good.
    4. Criminal Justice: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/opinion/sunday/cutting-prison-sentences-and-costs.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Massive incarceration = Financially inefficient + options to cut costs.
    5. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/o...atal-stalks-coal-miners-anew.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump reopening mines = PMF and problems will rise.
     
  20. a_c12345

    a_c12345

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    Week 5 Post 1

    Archaeology
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/betrayal-of-trust/
    MIP: Betrayal caused human populations to disperse.

    Philosophy
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/it-goes-on/
    MIP: What we leave behind after death matters more than our parting.

    Ethics
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/cowardice/
    MIP: Cowardice is bad and should be punished.

    Sociology
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/attention-war/
    MIP: To stay focus, learn like children.

    Education
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/childish-learning/
    MIP: Brain plasticity (in early childhood) allows one to master skills.
     
  21. keets28

    keets28

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    May 12, 2016
    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/the-idea-that-gender-is-a-spectrum-is-a-new-gender-prison
    Sex and gender differ. Gender is socially constructed; sex is biological

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/science-has-next-to-nothing-to-say-about-moral-intuitions
    Philosophy is better for making/analyzing moral decisions.

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/the-mind-isn-t-locked-in-the-brain-but-extends-far-beyond-it
    Mind extends beyond the brain

    History: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/historical-women/
    We don't preserve women's voices/messages--> problematic

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/issues-with-orwell/
    Orwell's "Politics" is overrated
     
  22. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 9 Post 1

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/there-s-no-emotion-we-ought-to-think-harder-about-than-anger
    MIP: Anger=significant+payback= Only when down-ranking occurs.

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/people-resort-to-violence-because-their-moral-codes-demand-it
    MIP: violence prevalence= disinhibition of moral (Dewall)+rational theory.

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/is-reality-a-computer-simulation-does-it-matter
    MIP: Human reality=computer simulations=impractical

    Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/rewilding/
    MIP: rewilding= human moral responsibility

    History: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/historical-women/
    MIP: Historical women= extraordinary BUT not recognized.
     
  23. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

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    Week 13 post 4:
    1. Architecture: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/02/a-bigger-problem-than-isis
    MIP: Dam collapse = tons of civ deaths worst than ISIS attack.
    2. Politics: http://www.economist.com/news/leade...-complain-about-wests-restrictive-immigration
    MIP: Poor countries governments should not restrict immigration
    3. Economy: http://www.economist.com/news/busin...ism-might-not-survive-surge-populism-means-it
    MIP: Shumpeter = bad/negative ideology of the country.
    4. Economy: http://www.economist.com/news/busin...me-employment-isnt-lasting-distance-japan-new
    MIP: Japanese Salarymen = underpaid + must be loyal for benefits + quit early
    5. Population Health: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/25/opinion/the-quiet-war-on-medicaid.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Trump = Budget cut in Medicaid = tons of uninsured = sneaky
     
  24. rbharucha

    rbharucha 5+ Year Member

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    16. History: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-refugees-have-the-power-to-change-the-society-they-join

    MIP: 1. Refugees enter Fl 2. Refugees challenge Spanish control

    17. Politics: https://aeon.co/ideas/we-are-entering-a-new-epoch-the-century-of-the-migrant

    MIP: 1. Migrants increasing 2. Migration = ancient

    18. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/issues-with-orwell/

    MIP: 1. “Politics” = overrated

    19. Agriculture: https://aeon.co/ideas/the-syrian-seed-bank-that-keeps-going-despite-the-war

    MIP: 1. Seeds safe 2. Previous conflicts → safety effort 3. Conflict = limitation

    20. Music: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/musical-perfection/

    MIP: 1. Music perfectionism = unhealthy + narcissistic
     
  25. Izzynn

    Izzynn 2+ Year Member

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    Week 4 Post 4-
    16. Education: https://theamericanscholar.org/low-definition-in-higher-education/#.WGFo-8s76hB
    MIP: Uncertainty is good.

    17. Economy: https://theamericanscholar.org/low-definition-in-higher-education/#.WGFo-8s76hB
    MIP: Houses in neighborhoods of color neglected by Fannie Mae.

    18. Philosophy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/26/o...lick&contentCollection=Opinion&pgtype=article
    MIP: We are delusional about death.

    19. Psychology: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/12/why-people-vote-for-bad-policies/511484/
    MIP: People vote for bad policies because they can't predict the future.

    20. Business: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/12/air-cushions/511487/
    MIP: Air cushions are cost-effective + easy to make for shipment boxes.
     
  26. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

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    Week 9 Post 1
    Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/19/opinion/how-republics-end.html
    MI: Parallel failures Roman empire fall + direction of country = must realize current probs

    Government: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/world/middleeast/saudi-royal-family-money.html
    MI: decreased oil = Tight econ = take $ from citizens; saudi royal family lead lavish life

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/read-it-and-weep-what-it-means-when-we-cry
    MI: Tears = universal sign for any mental state

    Health: https://aeon.co/ideas/return-of-the-white-death-the-threat-of-new-strains-of-tb
    MI: Able to remove TB once but new antibio-resistant strains form = can destroy society

    Education/Gov: https://aeon.co/ideas/the-right-to-vote-should-be-restricted-to-those-with-knowledge
    MI: Promote epistocracy = right to vote if knowledgeable; pros and cons
     
  27. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

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    Oct 29, 2016
    Week 9 Post 2

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/there-s-a-better-way-to-get-smarter-than-brain-training-games
    MIP: Braining training games= not effective to get smarter.

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/the-intellectual-character-of-conspiracy-theorists
    MIP: conspiracy believes=intellectual character (ex:Oliver)

    Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/musical-perfection/
    MIP: Musicians=/=perfectionist; perfectionist= mental health probs.

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/issues-with-orwell/
    MIP: Orwell euphemism+xenophobia=problem

    Philosophy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/26/opinion/looking-death-in-the-face.html
    MIP: death=inevitable=live life wisely
     
  28. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

    128
    0
    Apr 2, 2009
    Week 13 Post 5:
    1. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/musical-perfection/
    MIP: Perfectionism = bad + failure
    2. Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/
    MIP: Society should put weight in caring for others, thus finding balance in life.
    3. Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/we-are-entering-a-new-epoch-the-century-of-the-migrant
    MIP: Migrant = motor of the economy and country + important
    4. Science: https://aeon.co/essays/enter-the-sapiezoic-a-new-aeon-of-self-aware-global-change
    MIP: Anthropocene age = started when we became conscious of Earth harm
    5. Society: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-nazis-studied-american-race-laws-for-inspiration
    MIP: Nazis race laws similar to US race laws before persecution against Jews.
     
  29. keets28

    keets28

    99
    1
    May 12, 2016
    Philosophy: http://www.economist.com/news/books...t?zid=315&ah=ee087c5cc3198fc82970cd65083f5281
    The Dream of Enlightenment is about dangerous thinkers

    Religion: http://www.economist.com/blogs/erasmus/2014/04/american-religious-styles
    Religion is becoming more liberal + more spiritual non religious people

    Arts: https://theamericanscholar.org/the-sound-of-silence/#
    Sibelius went from being happy/famous to isolated and depressed

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/would-it-be-immoral-to-send-out-a-generation-starship
    Generation ship= unlikely + unethical to limit childrens choices

    Psychology:https://aeon.co/essays/there-s-a-better-way-to-get-smarter-than-brain-training-games
    Brain games do not improve cognitive abilities
     
  30. Izzynn

    Izzynn 2+ Year Member

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    0
    Dec 22, 2014
    Week 4 Post 5:
    21. Economy: https://www.project-syndicate.org/c...aining-too-narrow-by-robert-skidelsky-2016-12
    MIP: Economists today lack broad education.

    22. Culture: https://www.project-syndicate.org/c...ht-to-die-belgium-law-by-peter-singer-2016-10
    MIP: Children should be allowed to decide on euthanasia.

    23. Education: https://www.project-syndicate.org/c...tion-entrepreneurship-by-gordon-brown-2016-10
    MIP: Education of refugees key to inclusion of different backgrounds.

    24. History: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/12/before-fake-news-came-false-prophecy/511700/
    MIP: Medieval prophecies = powerful + in favor of ruling class.

    25. Culture: https://thewalrus.ca/doublespeak/
    MIP: Online texts are in the gray zone when it comes to be being evaluated as either text or free speech.
     
  31. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

    225
    62
    Oct 29, 2016
    Week 9 Post 3

    Culture: https://aeon.co/essays/i-love-my-mom-a-not-normal-amount-and-it-make
    MIP: Au= hated her mom as a child but loves her deeply as an adult.

    Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/
    MIP: valuing care economically>>>work-life balance.

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/how-disgust-made-humans-cooperate-to-build-civilisations
    MIP: Sex w/dog=weird+disgusting+not immoral; disgust=protect us from disease.

    Business: http://www.theatlantic.com/business...car-in-american-life/476346/?utm_source=atlfb
    MIP: Cars=more disadvantages than advantages

    Government: http://www.economist.com/news/leade...ts-year-they-should-not-feel-defeated-so-much
    MIP: 2016=set back for liberals
     
  32. keets28

    keets28

    99
    1
    May 12, 2016
    Psychology:https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/musical-perfection/
    People who strive for perfection succeed. Its hard to identify perfection in music

    Economics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/
    Its hard to balance work and life. Women should focus on caring for children--> benefit future generations

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/12/sunburnt-country
    Australian paintings are unique

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/linking-crime-and-genetics-need-not-be-an-act-of-eugenics
    Old belief= criminals are born w/ distinct physical features

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/a-mathematical-bs-detector-can-boost-the-wisdom-of-crowds
    Human decisions are uncertain/inaccurate
     
  33. pch

    pch 7+ Year Member

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    5
    Mar 4, 2010
    Week 9 post 1
    Gender studies: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/historical-women/
    MIP: Women= overlooked in politics

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/issues-with-orwell/
    MIP: Orwell= own dubious taste in writing that the author disagrees with. Author’s tone- negative

    Society: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/
    MIP: Care is important for everyone and should be economically valued

    Social Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/whatever-you-...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-8af9a3452c-69400049
    MIP: People think they have certain beliefs but we are mistaken about these beliefs. Evidence from ISA research

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-can-avicenna-teach-us-about-the-mind-body-problem
    MIP: Avicenna’s conclusion from flying man exp= not convinced (Au)
     
  34. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

    128
    0
    Apr 2, 2009
    Week 13 post 6:
    1. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/o...on-its-what-voters-want.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Increased immigration = low wages + progress.
    2. Health Care: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/o...ry-tom-price-endangers-women.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Women might not be covered for contraceptive services after Trump becomes president
    3. Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/opinion/dont-let-trump-speak-for-workers.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Save Economy = Trump must listen Union and treat them as partners and not subjects.
    4. Environmental Health: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/indian-tiger/
    MIP: Tourism = Good to conserve wilderness
    5. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/o...-not-the-presidency-mr-trump.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: President-Elect = too many conflict of interest --> must sell all businesses that would jeopardize his presidency.
     
  35. rbharucha

    rbharucha 5+ Year Member

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    0
    Aug 25, 2011
    21. Health: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/

    MIP: 1. Child care > balance 2. Child care = economic value

    22. Science: https://aeon.co/ideas/final-decision-why-the-brain-keeps-on-changing-its-mind

    MIP: Decisions = bottom-up + top-down

    23. Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-simple-life-is-not-just-beautiful-it-s-necessary

    MIP: 1. Disconnect = traditional + consumerist 2. Hypocrisy = no rebirth 3. Simple life = necessity > choice

    24. Science: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-we-evolved-from-drunken-monkeys-to-boozy-humans

    MIP: Alcohol consumption = instinctual?

    25. Geography: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/indian-tiger/

    MIP: tourism = + conservation benefits
     
  36. dim17

    dim17

    104
    0
    Sep 29, 2016
    13.3

    Culture
    https://www.theguardian.com/society...ey-homeless-east-palo-alto-california-schools
    MIP: homeless families common in EPA

    Education
    http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meeting-the-Challenge-of/238582
    MIP: colleges= need more diversity; cc= improving student outcomes; need better communication among hED +work with HS

    Economics
    https://www.project-syndicate.org/c...aining-too-narrow-by-robert-skidelsky-2016-12
    MIP: no one knows what’s happening in world econ

    Environment
    https://www.theguardian.com/comment...christi-water-toxic-leak-environmental-policy
    MIP: CC= not sparkling + back flow incident=water undrinkable

    Psychology
    https://aeon.co/essays/whatever-happened-to-the-noble-art-of-the-manly-weep
    MIP: crying gender gap = recent development
     
  37. a_c12345

    a_c12345

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    Oct 29, 2016
    Week 5 Post 2

    Economics
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/
    MIP: Caring for others is important and society should put a measurable value on it.

    Art
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/morandi/
    MIP: Morandi’s art is special.

    Political Science
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/sovereignty/
    MIP: Native Americans have no sovereignty over non-natives who commit crimes on their land.

    History
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/historical-women/
    MIP: Female politicians were historically ignored.

    Literature
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/issues-with-orwell/
    MIP: Orwell’s writing tips/style in “Politics” is bad.
     
  38. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

    225
    62
    Oct 29, 2016
    Week 9 Post 4

    Technology: https://aeon.co/essays/how-can-we-be-bored-when-we-have-google
    MIP: Internet=hard to find meaning caused by too much info=boredom

    Economy: https://aeon.co/essays/could-we-reboot-a-modern-civilisation-without-fossil-fuels
    MIP: Humans=depends highly on FF; Industrialized civ.=possible but diffic w/o FF.

    Literature: https://aeon.co/essays/the-uncanny-familiar-can-we-ever-really-know-a-cat
    MIP: Cats=strange+mysterious+hard to understand

    Literature: https://aeon.co/essays/nyc-blue-what-the-pain-of-loneliness-tells-us
    MIP: loneliness= Bad but its a gift

    Culture: https://aeon.co/essays/micro-targeted-digital-porn-is-changing-human-sexuality
    MIP: porn=changed human sexuality
     
  39. dim17

    dim17

    104
    0
    Sep 29, 2016
    13.4

    Culture
    https://aeon.co/essays/time-to-bake-a-manly-loaf-of-sourdough-bread
    MIP: au- likes making bread that takes time

    Politics
    https://aeon.co/essays/we-need-to-listen-to-our-future-citizens-here-s-how-to-tune-in
    MIP: future at disadvantage compared to past

    Ethics
    https://aeon.co/ideas/we-have-greater-moral-obligations-to-robots-than-to-humans
    MIP: we owe hum-like robot moral consideration > humans since we=creators+ responsible for welfare

    Culture
    https://aeon.co/ideas/sport-is-not-just-about-athleticism-beauty-matters-too
    MIP: There’s correlation between skill & beauty

    Technology
    https://www.theguardian.com/technol...ne-bookings-easy-prey-hackers-say-researchers
    MIP: travel system= insecure
     
  40. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

    128
    0
    Apr 2, 2009
    Week 13 post 7:
    1. Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/o...lias-coal-workers.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
    MIP: fifo jobs = bad + unhealthy psychologically, there must be a improvement of job conditions
    2. Literature: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/opinion/the-honesty-of-carrie-fisher.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Fisher = transparent + honest celebrity
    3. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/opinion/bibi-netanyahu-makes-trump-his-chump.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump = Israel will become a 2 state, non-democratic/ non-jewish = trouble in future
    4. History: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/opinion/a-flashback-to-my-soviet-childhood.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: The fears of a Russian citizen during the Soviet Union era.
    5. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-inspiration/
    MIP: Art inspiration that came by itself, and not pushed by parents.
     
  41. pch

    pch 7+ Year Member

    245
    5
    Mar 4, 2010
    Week 9 post 2
    Ecology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/indian-tiger/
    MIP: India’s tigers= becoming extinct + tourism can help conservation

    Physics: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-i-learne...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-fd4c0bbf8a-69400049
    MIP: amateur physicists obtaining information from popular media= wrong + physics consultation service= helpful

    Music: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/musical-perfection/
    MIP: Musicians= perfectionists. Perfection= unhealthy and can lead to negative effects

    Literature: http://thesmartset.com/english-majors-twilight/
    MIP: English majors= few happy consequences but best decision (au)

    Dementia: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/16/dementia-social-care-alzheimers
    MIP: Validation therapy= cure + good for those with dementia
     
  42. keets28

    keets28

    99
    1
    May 12, 2016
    Ethics:https://aeon.co/essays/the-influential-confucian-philosopher-you-ve-never-heard-of
    We are compassionate toward others.

    Literature: https://aeon.co/essays/how-a-medieval-mystic-was-the-first-creator-of-fanfiction
    Literary criticism= no emotion. Students get distracted by emotion of book.

    Culture: https://aeon.co/essays/how-the-thought-acts-of-the-oxford-don-j-l-austin-live-on
    Oxford is becoming more popular w/ young crowd. College club meetings are secretive/mysterious.

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/what-is-worse-a-passive-aggressive-silence-or-an-outright-shout
    Passive aggression= hostile action

    Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-inspiration/
    Passively being exposed to art= not make you like/be interested in art
     
  43. On a Journey

    On a Journey

    7
    0
    Nov 1, 2016
    Texas
    1. Education: https://theamericanscholar.org/low-definition-in-higher-education/#.WGU12WczVjp
    MIP : College = accepted bewilderment

    2. Economics : https://www.project-syndicate.org/c...aining-too-narrow-by-robert-skidelsky-2016-12
    MIP : Economy=unsolved problem Economics=poorly understood

    3. Life : https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/22/why-time-management-is-ruining-our-lives
    MIP : Mann = email clearing + ^ productivity.

    4. Literary : https://thewalrus.ca/when-did-literary-feuds-become-so-boring/
    MIP : Literary feud over morals. (Pamela and Shamela)

    5.Art : http://www.futuresymphony.org/the-music-of-the-future/
    MIP : Music reflects zeitgeist.
     
  44. keets28

    keets28

    99
    1
    May 12, 2016
    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/12/stranger-things
    some aspects of the book "utopia" turned into reality

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/the-medieval-senses-were-transmitters-as-much-as-receivers
    How you think about perception/sensation depends on culture

    History:https://aeon.co/essays/magical-thinking-still-haunts-all-our-thoughts
    people mix up astrology and astronomy

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/we-are-more-rational-than-those-who-nudge-us
    Our rationalization is compromised

    Music: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-the-orchestra-is-arranged-by-the-biology-of-the-brain
    Orchestra is set up opposite of how we prefer to hear but same with how cross brain perceives.
     
  45. On a Journey

    On a Journey

    7
    0
    Nov 1, 2016
    Texas
    1. Literature : http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/01/19/antonio-di-benedetto-great-writer/
    MIP : Zama = not European + desires European woman

    2.Literature : https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/02/julian-barnes-i-was-wrong-about-em-forster
    MIP : Reader age = ^subtle + ^respect (Ex: Forester)

    3. Politics : http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/o...-trump-his-chump.html?src=me&ref=general&_r=0
    MIP : Obama = support Jewish democracy, Net = annex Isreal

    4. Art : http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/business/retirement/i-want-a-hippopotamus-for-christmas.html
    MIP : Hippo song = Gayla + revived

    5. Humanities : https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/dec/24/vulnerable-uk-women-prison-mental-health
    MIP : Female prisoners = return to jail = safe
     
  46. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

    128
    0
    Apr 2, 2009
    Week 14 post 1:
    1. Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-would-a-rational-criminal-justice-system-look-like
    MIP: Criminal Justice system = Does not address the right punishment, but perpetuates the lawbreakers conditions.
    2. Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/when-a-friendship-turns-sour-more-than-feelings-get-hurt
    MIP: Frienship = could be ambivalent = bad health
    3. Society: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-refugees-have-the-power-to-change-the-society-they-join
    MIP: History of refugee of changing society of places they reside
    4. Culture: https://aeon.co/ideas/if-culture-is-too-expensive-for-most-everyone-pays-a-price
    MIP: Cultures that used to be cheap or free = expensive and unreachable.
    5. Health Care: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/snatching-health-care-away-from-millions.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Obamacare repeal = devastation and tons of uninsurers
     
  47. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

    225
    62
    Oct 29, 2016
    Week 9 Post 5

    Population Health: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/indian-tiger/
    MIP: India Tiger conservation=not working; solution=increase tourism

    Religion: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-literacy/
    MIP: Colleges=important role in learning religion=elusive; solution=interreligious communities.

    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-inspiration/
    MIP: Art inspiration=by itself w/o pressure from parents when young.

    Economics: https://aeon.co/essays/innovation-is-overvalued-maintenance-often-matters-more
    MIP: Innovation=overvalued<<maintenance=greater impact

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/dec/24/vulnerable-uk-women-prison-mental-health
    MIP: women attempting to return to prison= no support outside prison.
     
  48. pch

    pch 7+ Year Member

    245
    5
    Mar 4, 2010
    Week 9 post 3
    Religion: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-literacy/
    MIP: Colleges= should train students about interreligious education and religion harmony

    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-inspiration/
    MIP: Art= takes excitement from life + uncertain about the work (au)

    Cognition: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-bull****-...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-405809b46b-69400049
    MIP: Bull****= hard to detect + problematic

    Astronomy: https://aeon.co/ideas/opposition-to...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-e401dfdcd1-69400049
    MIP: Locher= wrong about Earth’s motion around the sun

    Business: http://www.economist.com/news/busin...hurch-needs-be-done-business-gurus-management
    MIP: Management theories= fiction + wrong
     
  49. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

    44
    0
    Oct 28, 2016
    Week 9 Post
    Economy: http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspi...surpasses-that-of-great-britain/#32f7f67339eb
    MI: India surpasses UK in GDP first time

    Health: http://www.economist.com/news/scien...xperience-reductions-volume-grey-matter-their
    MI: Mom brain’s rewired after giving birth

    Science: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ing-toward-extinction/?utm_term=.01907760328d
    MI: Cheetah pop decline = think beyond parks to conserve

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-playing-peekaboo-with-babies-is-a-very-serious-matter
    MI: Peekaboo help babies learn

    Culture: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/sunday/feminism-lost-now-what.html
    MI: Need redefine feminism after elections = address gender equality impact on everyone not just women
     
  50. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

    44
    0
    Oct 28, 2016
    Week 9 Post
    Politics: http://www.wsj.com/articles/transition-from-barack-obama-to-donald-trump-turns-tense-1483140623
    MI: Trump + Obama = difficult transition; hard to know who is in charge of country b/c Trump intervenes

    Science: http://www.npr.org/2016/12/31/507609012/when-bats-squeak-they-tend-to-squabble
    MI: Vocal bat sounds can be categorized more specifically

    Sociology: https://aeon.co/essays/does-every-creative-genius-need-a-bitter-rival
    MI: More creative = more rivalry; rivals promote huge advancements

    Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/final-decision-why-the-brain-keeps-on-changing-its-mind
    MI: Changing mind = good way to monitor thought process; evaluate choices + see errors

    Education: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...abolishing-class-rank/?utm_term=.af6de0c2cff1
    MI: Au = class rank abolish b/c breeds unhealthy comp.
     

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